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We are delighted to share a selection of blogs written by our supporters that communicate their experience of mental health.

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Living alongside Covid – The Strategy

28 Oct 2020

Living alongside Covid – The Strategy

Two individuals living with two separate diagnoses. One bond, one marriage.

The disorders that co-exist here are paranoid schizophrenia, (exacerbated by a multitude of physical illnesses, including Crohn’s disease) and early onset Alzheimer’s. Their respective symptoms are varied, cruel, and profuse. The former marked by persecutory voices, visions and toxic smells. These, combined with thought disorders, and …

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Poem: Invisible

27 Oct 2020 , by Funkie1

Poem: Invisible

I have PTSD, I am invisible
I have Depression, I am invisible
I have Anxiety, I am invisible
I am Old, I am invisible

BUT

I will not give up
I will not stand by
I will stand up to all obstacles and I will …

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PIP – The Ordeal

23 Oct 2020

PIP – The Ordeal

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is extra money to help you with everyday life if you’ve an illness, disability or mental health condition. This blog was written anonymously by a SANE campaigner.

The government frequently speaks of improving facilities for mental health provision. To the majority of service users, this is empty rhetoric, …

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My Battle

19 Oct 2020 , by letitoutloz

My Battle

*TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of self-harm and suicide*

Hi, I’m Lauren from Sheffield and I am a mental health blogger. I was diagnosed officially at 16 with anxiety and depression after trying to seek help for 3 years prior. I was not put onto any form of medication until I turned …

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There are clouds in my mind that rain through my eyes

18 Oct 2020 , by sarah33

There are clouds in my mind that rain through my eyes

Big girls shouldn’t have an issue with food

One of my warning signs is an odd one for a lady of my shape. I can’t eat or drink. Well it’s not that I can’t, it’s that I won’t. I can’t bring myself to do it. I will sit there with …

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Opening up about living with OCD

13 Oct 2020 , by Olivia

Opening up about living with OCD

OCD in social and mainstream media is frequently misrepresented. The media has created a stigma that makes people believe they may have some form of OCD due to wanting to clean something twice or needing to triple-check an appliance is turned off. The media portrayal of any mental health condition …

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Fight, flight or focus?

12 Oct 2020 , by Caroline

Fight, flight or focus?

I’m not going to lie, but things at the moment just seem to be going from bad to worse. And it’s not just me being an Eyore, and having a melancholy outlook, they really are, and it just feels a bit rubbish at the moment.

This isn’t going to be …

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Comfort for all of us

10 Oct 2020 , by Caroline

Comfort for all of us

At the beginning of lockdown I tuned in to what seemed like every news item and every daily update from Westminster. But as this year heads into winter it’s not surprising now that everyone has had enough of 2020 and is getting weary.

With all the uncertainty, I was thinking …

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What does OCD look like?

10 Oct 2020 , by Olivia

What does OCD look like?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic anxiety-related disorder dominated by compulsions and obsessions. Obsessions are thoughts, urges and mental images that are uncontrollable and repetitive. Compulsions are the behaviours that a person with OCD has to perform in response to their obsessive thought.

Olivia is a 21-year-old from London. …

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Poem: Mental illness is like a cancer of the mind

09 Oct 2020 , by SamanthaCrilly

Poem: Mental illness is like a cancer of the mind

Mental illness is like a cancer of the mind,
An Imperceptible indiscriminatory presence to humankind
Those touched by it, will know it’s a debilitating living nightmare
However even in our deepest darkest moments of despair
We may not always see hope, but it doesn’t mean …

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